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How to Build a Moon Base

Published: May 12, 2017
Running time: 4:54

Animated short film by ESA shows robots using 3D printing to build a Lunar base. In 2013 ESA, working with industrial partners, proved that 3D printing using lunar material was feasible in principle. Since then, work continues to investigate the...

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How to Make Liquefied Natural Gas, and Why Bother?

Published: May 26, 2017
Running time: 4:13

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas (predominantly methane (CH4)with some mixture of ethane (C2H6) that has been converted to liquid form for ease of storage or transport.

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How to Build a Moon Base

Published: May 12, 2017
Running time: 4:54

Animated short film by ESA shows robots using 3D printing to build a Lunar base. In 2013 ESA, working with industrial partners, proved that 3D printing using lunar material was feasible in principle. Since then, work continues to investigate the...

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Aluminum foil is made from a large block of aluminum that is thinned out in several long and complex stages.

Published: May 03, 2017
Running time: 4:50

This video from How It's Made shows how an eight-ton ingot that is 14 feet long, five feet wide, and 18 inches thick is transformed into aluminum foil less than 0.1 inch thick, one foot wide, and five miles long.

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One of the Strongest Lightweight Materials Known

Published: May 01, 2017
Running time: 2:16

A team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers has successfully designed a new 3-D material with five percent the density of steel and ten times the strength, making it one of the strongest lightweight materials known.

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The MOAB: What It is, How It Works

Published: April 26, 2017
Running time: 5:14

Here are the basic facts about the MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Burst), from the How Stuff Works website. Instead of being dropped from a bomber through the bomb bay doors, the MOAB is pushed out of the back of a cargo plane such as a C-130. The...

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